Paris court suspends trial of German doctor

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Posted: Apr 07, 2011 10:03 AM
Paris court suspends trial of German doctor

The French trial of a retired German doctor accused of killing his stepdaughter has been suspended indefinitely after he was hospitalized with heart problems.

Dieter Krombach, a cardiologist, was kidnapped in Germany and brought to France on the orders of the victim's French father.

His trial was slated to last two weeks but was suspended after just four days after the 75-year-old was hospitalized with heart problems.

The court said Thursday that two court-appointed doctors had determined Krombach needed two weeks of rest. It was unclear when proceedings would resume.

Krombach, who has denied any wrongdoing, lived in freedom for years in Germany after the 1982 death of 15-year-old Kalinka Bamberski.